Project N.O.W is a Neighborhood Obesity Wellness program in which the main focus is building playgrounds to combat the effects of obesity. Life often presents difficult and challenging dilemmas, for we as a people to solve or overcome. In the midst of complex solutions and strategies, often the common sense answer is omitted or overlooked. The same appears to be happening in the fight against the most prolific killer known to the United States, Obesity. Obesity is a costly condition that can reduce quality of life and increases the risk for many serious chronic diseases and premature death. Obesity can be addressed by a comprehensive approach across multiple settings and sectors that can change individual nutrition and physical activity behaviors and the environments and policies that affect these behaviors.
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